This is my entry for the DA Tomb Raider Reborn contest. Had a lot of fun doing it. I kinda waited the last minute to do it because I wanted to play the game before doing my illustration. I guess it was to get a better understanding of the character and what she went through during her journey. So that's why I depicted her like this: tired, wounded, dirty, with a raging expression, the will to survive. She almost became an animal. Before that she was just a regular (...OK super rich ^^') 21 years old girl, who freshly got out of the University with a thirst for adventure.
The originals were drawn by ~canadian-smallfry she drew them for me for a story I had to do in my English class last year. I took my OC character Yatashi which is aka a version of me in my dreams and threw her down the rabbit hole. It was a school version of the story and was pretty good. I took the pictures she drew for me and put them all into one fabulous image.
The characters are all based off of my friends and or family. I know they look like lucky star but that's because that was also what was used as a bit of an aid in drawing them ^^
This is my entry piece for The Wind Rises contest.
This is a once and a lifetime opportunity that I just couldn't pass up. Hayao Miyazaki, although has no idea who I am, is one of the most influential people for my creativity. I really look up to this guy and it would be awesome if I could ever shake his hand one day. I love the beauty behind his work. He writes such nostalgic stories that all ages can love and appreciate. I love how he takes his time to write something for the heart and the detailed artwork to express it. I believe it's something more people should do these days in storytelling. Happy, sad, bleak or wonderful, every story should have attention and thought put into it so that people are left breathless and thinking afterwards.
I worked pretty hard on this not just as a thanks to Miyazaki but a big thanks to everyone in Studio Ghibli as well.
Contest entry and tribute for "The Wind Rises." Miyazaki has had such a huge influence on me growing up, I knew I had to contribute something! I don't often use traditional media, but somehow it felt appropriate this time... Hope you like